Definition of tarry :
1. Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
2. Stay; stop; delay.
3. To delay; to defer; to put off.
4. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.
5. To stay or remain behind; to wait.
6. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.
7. To wait for; to stay or stop for.
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abide (part of speech: verb)
resinous (part of speech: adjective)
remain (part of speech: verb)
- He did not tarry a second, but ran straight to the farm for help. - "The Emperor of Portugallia", Selma Lagerlof.
- And Cicero, the orator, relates, that when he declined all such concerns, and would have lived privately, his brother appeared to him in a dream, and calling him by his name, said, " why do you tarry, Caius? - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- Climb now, and tarry not. - "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.